Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia
Jun 09, 2023
Jun 16, 2023
Full Time

  • You will perform repair, replacement, and overhaul of powered support systems components to maintain continuous operations of equipment.
  • You will adjust power production components to maintain electric power distribution and meet electrical load demand.
  • You will use technical manuals, illustrations, diagrams, schematics, and similar guides to determine method of repair for powered support systems or components.
  • You will use testing equipment to troubleshoot system malfunctions.
  • You will troubleshoot electrical power support systems (e.g., electrical power plants, power distribution equipment) to determine the type of repair or maintenance needed.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Per the preliminary nationwide injunction on E.O. 14043, COVID-19 vaccinations will not be implemented or enforced. For more information on vaccine status and workplace safety protocol requirements see Additional Information below.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver?s license.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
  • You will be required to wear personal protective equipment such as helmets, gloves, coveralls, glasses, goggles, respirators and safety shoes continuously for the duration of the work shift.


Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the job elements and screen out listed below.

This job has a screen-out element which will be used to determine minimum eligibility for this job. Applicants who do not receive a minimum of two points on the screen-out element(s) will be found ineligible. The Screen-out Element for this position is: 1) Installing, inspecting, and performing modifications and repairs to electrical power support systems such as, electrical power plants and power distribution equipment; 2) Maintaining, operating and adjusting power production components to ensure efficient electric power control and distribution and to meet electrical load demand; 3) Utilizing technical manuals, diagrams, schematics, and similar guides to determine replacement parts required for powered support system or components; 4) Troubleshooting by use of a wide range of testing and repair equipment for system malfunction.

Applicants must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualification Handbook for Trades and Labor Occupations. Additional qualification information can be found at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/federal-wage-system-qualifications/#url=List-of-Approved-Job-Elements

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

This announcement uses the Certain Personnel of the DoD direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Several vacancies may be filled.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf .

Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below.

A forty-hour work week is typical of the position. The employee may be required to work overtime.

The employee may be required to work in shifts.The employee may be required to work on-call on an emergency basis.

This position may be job sited. The employee may be required to report for work at a location other than a permanently assigned location.

Physical Effort: Work involves frequent bending, reaching, crouching, standing and arm movement. May work in awkward positions or cramped areas. May be required to lift and carry items weighing up to about 40 pounds and may lift heavier items with the help of jacks, hoists, or other workers.

Working Conditions: Work may be performed inside or outside. Inside, may be exposed to drafts, changing temperature, and loud noise. Outside, may work in bad weather, in rain or snow, or in wet or icy areas. Both inside and outside, the mechanic may be exposed to irritation or discomfort from dust, heat, fumes, and hard damp floors or surfaces.

Works on parts and systems which are dirty and greasy, and which may be dangerous to operate or repair because of defects. May be exposed to the possibility of cuts, burns, bruises, strains, and electrical shock while repairing, positioning, adjusting, and moving equipment, and may be reduce the dangers and irritations from the above conditions, the mechanic follows safety procedures and wears protective equipment such as, protective eye wear, ear devices, hard hats, hard toe shoes, respirators, gloves, and clothing.